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The Best Christmas Cookbook's 2020

Christmas is quickly approaching, and the preparation for some will have already begun. If you're anything like me, I really enjoy experimenting with new recipes over the Christmas period. Whether it be making your own Christmas cake, or altering how you do your roasted potatoes.

One of the best ways to experiment with food over this festive time is to read the Christmas cookbooks. These often provide the best tips and recipes, and are a great way to learn. Although it's easy to google recipes, there are millions of online making it seemingly impossible to sieve through them. Also, have you ever tried baking from an iPad? The screen gets so dirty, covered in flour and potentially even wet.

1) Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook

Coming in at number one is Jamie Oliver's 2016 Christmas cookbook. This book has a vast variety of meals (400+ pages) covering every possible craving over the Christmas holiday. As a world renowned chef you can have confidence in his recipes providing you not only the indulgent snack you a looking for but the correct amount of nutrients in each bite, meaning you'll be more than covered.

We really loved how this book showed the tips on how to best cook traditional dishes (such as your meats and potatoes) and how best to use leftovers - we all know our fridges are full after Christmas!

Buy Now (Amazon): £18.34

2) Mary Berry's Christmas Collection

Mary Berry is one of the famous when it comes down to baking the perfect Christmas cake and making sure there aren't and soggy bottoms on your plate. With many years experience she knows her food recipes and cooking inside out. She studied catering at college and has been involved with cooking all her life (both professionally and recreationally). For those reasons, you should trust that his book is amazing. This book has over 100 amazing recipes, shopping lists, advice on freezing, and sample menus.

This book is super clear and easy to follow, with a very structured style. This book is definitely a must-have purchase for some Christmas cooking.

Buy Now (Amazon): £17.00

3) Christmas with Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping is known for their recipes, online reviews and home decor. They are a huge website and business which produce amazing content, and their Christmas cookery book is no exception. If you haven't heard of them before, we strongly suggest checking their website, you can spend hours on there!

This cookbook has over 140 decadent recipes, with amazing supplementary photography for all their dishes you will want to eat them in an instance. Thankfully, they reveal their tips on preparation, saving time and maximising your festive food so that you can satisfy that desire in no time. What's really excellent about this book is that it provides insight into vegan and vegetarian options, making it the perfect all round book.

Buy Now (Amazon): £14.68

4) Ketoveo Christmas Cookbook

Now for some, all that Christmas food and the potential calories that you are going to consume

can be worrying. Perhaps over lockdown you have completed all those Joe Wicks workouts to lose weight and then suddenly Christmas comes along to ruin that physique all over again. With this Christmas cookbook you don't have to worry about the pounds you may pile on because it has low calorie/low carb options that will keep your festive cheer up. If you are looking to keep your weight down without compromising on the true taste of Christmas then this book by Ketoveo have just the answer!

This book has tonnes of specifically designed low-carb keotgenic recipes. Whether you are looking to make low-carb cheese and crackers, or low carb chocolate deserts, you can be sure this christmas book has a recipe for that.